Data Breach, Vulnerability Data on Track to Set New Records in 2017

“There are so far 1,254 publicly reported data breaches and 4,837 published vulnerabilities in the first quarter of this year.

Enterprise security executives looking for metrics to justify their budgets to top management should have plenty of material to choose from for the rest of year.

Two reports from Risk Based Security this week show that numbers related to data breaches and software vulnerabilities look set to break new records in 2017, if first quarter trends are any indication.

Risk Based Security’s analysis of Q1 data showed there were a total of 1,254 publicly reported data breaches worldwide, which together exposed a mind-boggling 3.4 billion records containing sensitive data.”

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Author: Jai Vijayan